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Paulo Coelho: The Alchemist
Unlike many of these new age uncultured people, I actually still prefer to purchase and collect books. There’s something about that new book smell that makes me feel more in touch with a writer’s story and effort. Weird? I don’t know… whatever. All you need to understand is that the kindle is the last thing you’d want to buy me because I wont use that thing.
After months of procrastination and also waiting for the hype of the book to die down, I finally decided to purchase The Alchemist on the evening of the 19th of March 2016. A purchase that left me wondering why I was such a stubborn person in life. It also turned out that that I got invited to this invisible Paulo Coelho book club where I’d earn my Paulo stripes and become a living breathing sales and marketing tool for Paulo Coelho, but…
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The Black Middle Class Illusion
Post-Apartheid South Africa has established a new classification of its own citizens by their economic status, talk of a confused country, by now there should be a balance between the Rich and Poor or attempts to achieve it, but nooo!! It’s rather used as a tool to measure who is the target market. One can quote Steve Biko and question if the struggle had direction or if someone along the lines forgot about such directions and formulated their own direction. Let us leave politics to politicians. Read the rest of this entry »
“There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do”-Freya Stark
Imagine yourself, fresh out of university in South Africa. Bright- eyed, bushy tailed. You’ve graduated with an Accounting degree and well on your way to becoming a member of the prestigious South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. In just a few more year, with your textbook knowledge, eagerness and willingness to please, you will be steady on the road to financial freedom… by yourself.
You grew up passionate about getting that job at the back page of the careers section in the Sunday Times newspaper. A job that paid more than your South African mind could fathom. Because in your mind, all you could think it would solve was living a life that would make you comfortable. A life that could allow you to take care of your family and…
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The Below Genius Individuals contributed to Genius Level in making it what it is today and helping shape the minds of South Africans and many others across the world. These are the Shapeshifters!! Read the rest of this entry »
“When that rand leaves your wallet ask yourself if it will find a place to fight for your struggle or will be used to fight against your struggle”
The minute you ACCEPT, ACKNOWLEDGE and UNDERSTAND that as black person nobody cares about your struggle, the injustices you suffer, your economic exclusion, your history being edited and rewritten by Hollywood, systematic and structural oppression…The west doesn’t care about Africa and it’s problem. Don’t expect them too. Oppression and racism has lasted 5 centuries on all walks of the earth. You know why? Cause nobody gives a shit about your problems in fact they are the source of your problems. BLACK MAN YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN.
Once you accept that, your soul is at peace and your attitude will change guaranteed and you will start acting accordingly. When they broadcast sympathy for Western countries when you never see them do the same for African countries? Change the channel, when they release movies depicting Egyptians as white don’t watch those movies, when companies refuse to follow transformation support those that do. When you see struggling hawkers and vendors support them. When they shove American music you don’t like down your throat? Change the station. When they give you hashtags to tweet when they witness tragedy ignore those. Stop fighting wars for people who would NEVER do it for you. Stop empathising with people who view you as sub human. The revolution will not be televised. It will not be broadcast or announced.
When that rand leaves your wallet ask yourself if it will find a place to fight for your struggle or will be used to fight against your struggle. You wouldn’t give more bullets to someone shooting you so why economically empower people that Use your money to oppress you
Article by Mzomuhle Msomi
Conversation With A Girl that Wasn’t There…
The real question I really wanted to ask her was: Why the hell are you not here
Telepathic in her senses she replied: you not yet ready to receive me
Cunning in my ways I tried smooth talking her
Her never being there, she reminded me that I would really just be trying to convince myself from what I already knew… I wasn’t ready to receive her
The seconds seemed to accumulate quickly into minutes and then into hours
She spoke on love and how she defined it to be a soul’s recognition of its counterpart
She told stories of how the world converges to give you the things you so desire at the right time
Stories of crying mockingbirds, cursed eagles born with a single wing and broken hearts that could never be sown back together… Read the rest of this entry »